1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Moorochloa Veldkamp
      1. Moorochloa schoenfelderi (C.E.Hubb. & Schweick.) Veldkamp

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Namibia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 30-80 cm long; without nodal roots, or rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 3-15 cm long; 3-4 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 8-15; borne along a central axis; straight, or arcuate; unilateral; 1-3.5 cm long; with branchlets at base of longer racemes; secondary branches racemulose. Central inflorescence axis 5-12 cm long. Rhachis wingless; angular; pilose on surface. Spikelet packing adaxial; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; 0.2 mm long; ciliate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; acute; 2-3.4 mm long; with hairs extending 0.5 mm beyond apex; falling entire; readily shedding fertile florets.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; acute; 2-3.4 mm long; with hairs extending 0.5 mm beyond apex; falling entire; readily shedding fertile florets.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 mm long; 0.15 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Lower glume surface villous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins obscure. Upper glume surface villous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; sulcate; villous; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; 2-3 mm long; cartilaginous; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; cartilaginous; without keels.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical and south.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Gr S Afr.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Namibia

    Moorochloa schoenfelderi (C.E.Hubb. & Schweick.) Veldkamp appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schoenfelder, E.B. [S584], Namibia Brachiaria schoenfelderi K000281972 Unknown type material

    First published in Reinwardtia 12: 139 (2004)

    Not accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Brachiaria schoenfelderi.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0